Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday (July 23) visited Puthimari area under Rangia sub-division in Kamrup district.
During his visit, CM Sarbananda Sonowal took stock of the flood situation there.
He visited a few relief camps in the area and interacted with the camp inmates and asked them not to worry about anything as Assam government is taking every measure to mitigate the flood problems.
Later, while speaking to the media CM Sarbananda Sonowal said, "Erosion caused by the Puthimari river has affected the entire population of the area."
"Moreover, the third wave of flood has affected lakhs of people of Assam in 28 districts," CM Sonowal said.
"I have asked the district administration authorities to look after the flood distribution process meticulously," he said.
"I am personally overseeing the quality of the relief materials provided and whether it has reached the people or not," CM Sarbananda Sonowal further added.
He further informed that the primary aim of the government is to reach out to the flood-hit people of the state and help them.
He also thanked the media people for the relentless coverage of the flood problems of the state.
"If somewhere we even missed out on reaching the flood victims of the state, then by showing the news the media has helped us to initiate immediate steps," Sonowal said.
"I must thank the media house for this," CM Sarbananda Sonowal added.
The Chief Minister further informed that the embankment that was breached in the Bogoribari area of the subdivision, has been repaired in war-footing and it would soon be completed.
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal further informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has initiated several steps to find a permanent solution to the perennial flood problem of the Northeast.
"This is the first time any Prime Minister has initiated such a step to find a permanent solution to the flood problem of the region," he added.
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